Category: Work WIth Me

Love Your Gut

Presented by Live Well with Lisa & Shag Valley Farms

Did you know that the word inflammation has its roots in the Latin word inflammare, meaning “to set on fire”?  Inflammation is a reaction designed to protect us after an injury or an infection and is a completely normal process. The injured area becomes red, swollen, hot, and painful.

But there is another type of inflammation that isn’t as obvious and is much more insidious. It’s called chronic or silent inflammation. Chronic inflammation breaks down our bodies and makes us more susceptible to disease. Inflammation forces us to alter our daily lives. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet is abundant in foods that cause chronic inflammation and compromise the immune system.

Having a healthy gut is the path to optimal wellness.

Come join us for a fun and informative 2 Hour Workshop where we talk about all things gut related. We will be serving delicious gut healthy foods! We will be focusing on diet and lifestyle factors that lead to health problems, ways to reduce inflammation, & how to strengthen your immune system.


  • What is the microbiome?
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Chronic disease
  • Inflammatory triggers
  • Diet & lifestyle
  • Prebiotics & Probiotics
  • Fermented Foods

Price: $

Date & Time: TBD

Work Shops and Events

. Traditional Food Classes

Shag Valley Farms and Live Well With Lisa will be hosting workshops to show you just how easy it is. This will be a series of workshops looking at all aspects of Traditional cooking and the benefits. The workshop will give all the skills you need to start fermenting and prepare traditional meal for your family with confidence.

  Check our events for up updates on new classes featuring traditional food preparations such as Introduction to Ferments, Traditional Grain Soaking Methods, Back to Meat Stock, Basic Bone Broth, Lacto-Ferments and Counter-top Dairy Culturing!

  • Love Your Gut!
  • Kitchen Prep & Cooking Techniques
  • Meat Stock and Bone Broth
  • Dairy Culturing
  • Preparing Grains, Seeds, Nuts, Beans for Maximum Nutrition
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Moms Chat and Play

Dawn Donalson is a Certified GAPS Coach a native southerner transplanted to the rocky mountain area on the Western Slope of Colorado.   She pushes through life with grit and determination, having experienced and overcome some severe childhood illnesses, and learning disabilities and now raises seven free-range farm children, grandchildren and animals with her husband of 24 years on their 5-acre spread in northeast Grand Junction. Through her business, Shag Valley Farms, Dawn promotes Healthy Traditions for Healthy Families ranging from home-school lessons, nutrition, and homeopathic remedies.  Her family adheres to a diet centered around Gut and Psychology Syndrome to promote overall physical and neurological health and healing, and her animals are raised on pasture grass and a feed formulated without soy, GMO’s or corn.  

Lisa is a Registered Holistic Nutritional Health Coach and a Registered Holistic Nutritional Practioner. She received her education from Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, British Columbia and is registered with The Canadian Health Coach Alliance. Lisa began exploring the possibility that food has the capacity to heal after losing both parents to cancer. Lisa advocates for no BS nutrition & is very passionate about challenging the diet industry & being part of the conversation to effect change.

We have a limited number of spots so register now to hold your place!

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations, please notify us 24-48 hours in advance. All services must be paid for prior to your chosen services being provided.